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The North Face Tigger +20

*Est. $60
Reviewed by ConsumerSearch
The North Face Tigger +20

Pros
  • Safe design for kids
  • Light (1.1 pounds)
  • Rated to 20 degrees F
  • Stays warm even when wet
Cons
  • Warranty only one year
  • Stuff sack is a tight fit

We found the best review of The North Face Tigger +20 kids' sleeping bag at BackpackGearTest, where an experienced hiker tests it with two kids over several camping trips, and illustrates the review with several color photos. Backpacker and Outside magazines rarely review kids' sleeping bags, but The North Face Tigger +20 earns recommendations in both publications – though the reviews cover earlier versions that don't use the newer insulation. We also found useful owner-written reviews at two major retailer sites, Moosejaw.com and REI.com.

Parents praise The North Face Tigger +20 three-season sleeping bag for kids age three to 11 (up to 5 feet tall), saying kids love the glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls and cozy flannel lining. It's a loosely mummy-shaped bag rated down to 20 degrees F, with top-rated Climashield HL synthetic insulation that stays warm even when wet, and holds its loft over years of use. At just over two pounds, it's also lighter than most kids' sleeping bags – important if a parent will be backpacking it. For safety there are no cords or elastic near the child's head. The warranty is for one year. If you only need a sleeping bag for summer, consider the roomier L.L.Bean Flannel-Lined Camp Bag in a kids' size (*est. $40).

Our Sources

1. BackpackGearTest.org

This detailed single-product review by an experienced camper includes useful illustrations and covers tests of The North Face Tigger by two kids on several camping trips. The sleeping bag proves durable (with excellent construction), comfortable and convenient – with zippers still working well.

Review: The North Face Tigger Sleeping Bags, Ray Estrella, Aug. 12, 2008

2. Backpacker.com

Kids' sleeping bags are rarely reviewed even at Backpacker magazine, but editors recommend The North Face Tigger for kids. This older review covers an earlier version of the Tigger sleeping bag that uses Delta Polarguard insulation instead of the newer, better ClimaShield HL.

Review: 2006 Gear Guide issue, Editors of Backpacker, Mar. 2006

3. Outside Magazine

This family gear guide recommends The North Face Tigger sleeping bag for kids under 12, praising its full-length zipper with big draft tubes and pull tabs. The review covers an older version of the Tigger that used Polarguard 3D insulation.

Review: Family Vacation Guide, Editors of Outside

4. Moosejaw.com

Nearly a dozen parents give The North Face Tigger +20 kids' sleeping bag rave reviews here. The only drawback noted is that it can be hard to fit into the stuff sack, so you might want to buy a bigger one.

Review: The North Face Tigger Sleeping Bag, Contributors to Moosejaw.com

5. REI.com

Over half a dozen parents enthusiastically review The North Face Tigger +20 sleeping bag here, all giving it the highest possible ratings, with praise for its warmth, durability and light weight. Owners like the fact that the synthetic insulation is warm even if wet, and one calls the zippers "bomb proof."

Review: The North Face Tigger +20 Sleeping Bag - Kids, Contributors to REI.com

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